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MONTBLETTON FARM, WINDMILL STUMPLB10581

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
22/02/1972
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Gamrie
NGR
NJ 72107 61106
Coordinates
372107, 861106

Description

Early-mid 19th century. Tall square rubble, slightly battered

base surmounted by rubble tapering cylindrical windmill

tower, also slightly battered. Tooled ashlar wallhead copes.

Long, narrow round-headed arched opening in centre of N

elevation similar blocked opening formerly gave access to

wallhead of square base. Iron ring and bolt at base of tower

at N, E and W (possibly also at S but not immediately

visible).

INTERIOR: gutted.

Statement of Special Interest

Farm steading, of which the windmill is the centre piece, now

gutted and not included in listing. Similar windmill

incorporated in farm steading appears in J C Lundon's

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF COTTAGE, FARM AND VILLA, ARCHITECTURE

(1846, pp.471-3.

Montbletton farm formerly part of the Earl of Fife's estates

in Banffshire. It is said that other farmers in the

neighbourhood requested windmills on their farms, to be told

by the factor that 'there was nae wind enough' for more!

Iron rings at base of tower used for securing windmill sails.

References

Bibliography

John Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND ii (1977),

p.176.

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